Xbox Series S has finally been officially announced by Microsoft via Twitter. The existence of a second Xbox Series model has been known for about two years now, but Microsoft had been keeping their cards close to their chest up until now. Brad Sams, Executive Editor for BWW Media Group, leaked the news and price point earlier yesterday in a tweet. He claimed the Xbox Series S would launch at $299 and also provided the first images of the new console.
Xbox Series S Is Official
Today, Microsoft bit the bullet and confirmed the price and look of the console. Microsoft is boasting “next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever,” and promises to show off more information in the near future. They didn’t confirm much more than that, but there is plenty of other information that has been leaked by multiple sources.
👀 Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
A video is floating around with a whole host of details about the console’s specs and some of its functionality. Although Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the details in the leaked video, they are likely going to be confirmed soon. Some stand-out takeaways from the video include the fact that the console is “all-digital,” supports up to 120 FPS at 1440p, and has 4K media streaming and upscaling for games. Game Pass Ultimate seems to be the big hook for purchasing the console and could possibly be the only way to play games.
We expect Microsoft to confirm these details and more as we get closer to November. You can check out the leaked video in the embedded tweet below for the full details about the Xbox Series S. It looks legitimate, but should still be taken with a tiny grain of salt until Microsoft decides to reveal the information themselves.
no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
What are your thoughts on the Xbox Series S and its price point? Will you be picking up this more affordable option or is the Xbox Series X more appealing due to its power? Let us know in the comments and keep it locked to Sick Critic for more gaming news.
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